Transforming the Marketplace Spotlight: Brian Smith

Posted by Jay Woodward in Alumni
Brian Smith serves as the Chairman of the National Chi Alpha Alumni Association. Brian received his BA in Communications in 2004 from Auburn University in Alabama. Following graduation, he gave two years of his life back to Chi Alpha, one as a Missionary Associate at Auburn, and a second year at the National Chi Alpha Ministry Center in Springfield, Missouri, where he was involved in planning for the first-ever World Missions Summit in 2005! Since 2007, he has been making…

Taking the Next Step: Information

Posted by Belkis Lehmann in Diversity
Diversity is a core value in Chi Alpha and on most campuses. Yet, while we use the same word, it is doubtful we mean the same thing. Perhaps you’ve thought about this and asked yourself “what are our Father’s desires regarding diversity and how can I work with him to see those desires fulfilled on my mission field?” Over the next few months, we will be sharing some insights from Revelation 7:9, probably the most well-known and often quoted Scripture…

Taking the Next Step: Information Part 2

Posted by Belkis Lehmann in Diversity
Last month we talked about the first stage of diversity development, Information. We talked about the importance of informing ourselves on God’s view of diversity, as opposed to society’s. Another part of this stage is finding out about your campus. Who’s on your campus that is not in your group? How can you minister to those that are not currently represented? Cindy Evans, staff member at University of Michigan, shares some of their thoughts as they look at their campus,…

Formation

Posted by Belkis Lehmann in Diversity
The second stage of diversity development is Formation. Once we’ve built a foundation of God’s perspective and have informed ourselves on who is on our campus and what some of their felt needs are, our next step is to work at forming/bringing together a community that represents the campus. A look back at Rev. 7:9 shows us no one is left out. In the same way, it is our goal to form a community made up of every ethnic, tribal,…

Participate in Society

Posted by Jesse Pingenot in Student
Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land (Prov 31:23). Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy (Prov 31:8-9). So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith (Gal 6:10). Are you voting next week? Not just for…

Listen to Those you Lead

Posted by Jesse Pingenot in Student
And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to…

Elizabeth's XAi Story

Posted by Brandon Cranor in XAi
I did not want to be a conversation partner. I really didn’t. Spending an hour with someone who had just come to this country and spoke broken English was a terrifying thought. I was afraid I wouldn’t know what to talk about. But Kim (my small group leader) had been encouraging me to step out of my comfort zone, so when Scott (our XAi director) asked me to help out, I said yes. I never knew I could learn, grow,…

Theomorphic

Posted by Jesse Pingenot in Student
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them (Gen 1:26-27). For every kind of beast and…

Face the Monster

Posted by Jesse Pingenot in Student
No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds…

The Right Side of History

Posted by Jesse Pingenot in Student
Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of…

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